CHEM 696. Professional Skill Development. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 1 lecture and 12 laboratory hours. 3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Enrollment is restricted to students pursuing the M.S. in Chemistry. This course allows students to gain professional development skills through the process of identifying and securing an internship or an applied research program with a scientific professional in an industrial, government or academic laboratory. The research is completed under the guidance of a graduate faculty member in collaboration with another scientist in one of these settings. The course involves hands-on experience and skill development to enable students to connect with future employers and/or mentors in their chosen industry. A comprehensive written report and an oral presentation to the student's advisory committee is required. Students taking the course for the first time are required to participate in instructional sessions to clarify expectations, review roles and responsibilities and participate in activities related to professional skills development. Graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

Chemistry, Master of Science (M.S.)

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